Akpovo’, an Urhobo word, means One World.
We love telling stories, stories of humankind from an African essence – stories, on screen, on stage, in spoken word.
At SquareGlobe, we embrace the African philosophy of the union of opposites, of both/and, instead of either/or.
Through the SquareGlobe lens, we share stories of the human diaspora; Collective universal stories based on the essence of people of African descent. The themes are unapologetically candid and uncompromising because they embody our power, our value and provide us moral compass.
The stories portray love, struggles, betrayals, marital relationships, death, fractured family. They celebrate heroes, point at villains, appraise beauty. They are funny, poignant, sad, and in between. For these are the universal, timeless experiences of humankind.
Godwin started his film and theater career in Lagos, Nigeria. Godwin participated in the growing theater industry and the nascent television and film industry that has led to Nollywood success. He worked with Nigerian masters, such as Wole Soyinka, 1986 Nobel Prize Winner in Literature and Chinua Achebe. Before leaving Nigeria, he wrote, directed and sold his first children’s TV series, Bubbles, consisting of 13 episodes to the Nigerian Television Authority–the first children’s series produced in Nigeria. He also worked as an Arts Columnist for Business in ECOWAS. In America, he directed numerous stage plays and developed a community theater that led to a major performing arts center before turning back to film. For SquareGlobe Media, he has directed 3 short films, Trick Box, The Exorcism of Jimmy Lee and Intruder, Colors of a Painting Proof of Concept, as well as the stage play, The Strong Breed by Wole Soyinka. As a director/producer/executive producer, his work has been featured in film festivals such as Bronzelens Film Festival, Spotlight Film Festival LA Black Film Festival, London Seasonal Shorts Film Festival, Flick Fair Film Festival.
Godwin also brings a strong background in international agribusiness. He owned a catfish farm and seafood processing plant, as well as directed operations for a multi-million-dollar international agribusiness company. He developed an initiative to assist entrenched West African importers of food commodities to learn more about American food products and to secure and process purchase orders from American agribusiness companies.
Godwin holds a B.A. in Theater and Film from the University of Benin, Graduate Studies, International Affairs and Development, Clark Atlanta University, Agricultural Economics, Univ. of Georgia, Supply Chain Management, Georgia Tech, EXPORTAG, Univ. of GA Business Outreach Services.
Filmography and Theater Experience
- Trading Gifts, Director/Producer, current, In development, IDA is fiscal sponsor
- J. T. Johnson, Apostle of the Social Gospel, Producer/Co-Director, current, In development—researching life of Mr. Johnson, one of the last living civil rights activist and field organizers who worked directly with Dr. King in SCLC.
- Trick Box, Short, Director/Producer, 2020, Silver Award—Spotlight Film Festiva, Official Selection—BronzeLens Film Festival, LA Black Film Festival, Flickfair Film Festival, Offer from AMC Shorts TV
- Exorcism of Jimmy Lee, Short, Director/Producer, 2021, Honorable Mention—London Seasonal Short Film Festival
- Intruder, Short, Director/Producer, 2023, Post-production
- Colors of a Painting, Episodic Series, Director/ Producer, 2020, Proof of concept completed, In development
- Trick Box, Full Length Feature, Director/Producer, 2021, Script completed, In development
- Neighbor, Full Length Feature, Director/ Producer, 2020, Script completed, In development
- Bubbles, Writer/Director/ Producer, 1987, First children’s TV series produced in Nigeria, Sold to Nigerian Television Authority
- The Young Ones, Lead Actor, 1988, Jab Adu Productions, TV Series
- Adio Family, Cameo, Jab Adu Productions, TV Series
- Vigilante, Police Officer ‘A’ Productions, Film
- The Strong Breed, Co-Producer/Director, 2020, Performed at Clark Atlanta University
- The Long Goodbye, Director, 2019, New African Grove Theater
- Zooman and the Sign, Director, 2018, New African Grove Theater
- Night Mother, Director, 2001, Soapstone Theater
- The Zoo Story, Director, 2000, Soapstone Theater
- Zooman and the Sign, Director, 2002, Soapstone Theater
- I Ought to Be in Pictures, Director, 2001, Soapstone Theater
- Sizwe Banzi is Dead, Actor, Sizwe, 2002, Soapstone Theater
- Island, Director, 2002, Soapstone Theater
- Things Fall Apart, Actor, Obierika, 1984, Anansa Playhouse
- The Man Who Never Died, Lawyer, 1985, Anansa Playhouse
- The Trial of Dedan Kimathi, Actor, Dedan Kimathi, 1982, UniBen
- Song of a Goat, Zifa, 1980. FGC Theatre Festival
- Biko’s Inquest, Biko, 1982, PEC Repertory Theatre
- Hadrian the 7, Actor, Hadrian, 1984, PEC Repertory Theatre
- The Last Omen, Actor, Death, 1986, Ajo Productions
Sherry J. Williams, esq.
Sherry has been writing since age 7 and producing and writing for stage, film and publishing for over 40 years. Sherry is a writer of immense range, having successfully completed two full length feature films, an 8-episode television series, four short films, three plays, two novels, and three works of poetry and prose. As a scriptwriter/producer/executive producer, her work has been featured in film festivals such as Bronzelens Film Festival, Spotlight Film Festival LA Black Film Festival, London Seasonal Shorts Film Festival, Flick Fair Film Festival. Sherry has also produced/executive produced or had her plays produced at the National Black Arts Festival, Stage Door Players, Actors Express, African Continuum Theater, Clark Atlanta University, Georgetown University, Emory University.
Sherry also brings over 30 years of experience in management consulting, serving well over 100 clients in the local, national and global arenas. Sherry has diversity and inclusion expertise in the areas of economic development, procurement, workforce, housing, agriculture, film and international business. She specializes in innovative inclusive program design and implementation, public policy and legislative development and economic research and analysis. In the international arena, she has worked on projects and pursuits in South Africa, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali, Gambia, Ukraine and Poland.
Sherry holds a B.S.F.S. in International Economics from the Edmund J. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University and a J.D. from Emory University School of Law.
Filmography and Theater Experience
- Trading Gifts Writer/ Producer, current, In development, IDA is fiscal sponsor
- J. T. Johnson, Apostle of the Social Gospel Writer/ Producer/ Co-Director, current, In development—researching life of Mr. Johnson, one of the last living civil rights activist and field organizers who worked directly with Dr. King in SCLC.
- Trick Box, Short, Writer/ Producer, 2020, Silver Award—Spotlight Film Festival, Official Selection—BronzeLens Film Festival, LA Black Film Festival, Flickfair Film Festival, Offer from AMC Shorts TV
- Exorcism of Jimmy Lee, Short Writer/ Producer, 2021, Honorable Mention—London Seasonal Short Film Festival
- Intruder, Short, Writer/ Producer, 2023, Post-production
- Ese’s Song, Short, Writer 2019, Script completed
- Colors of a Painting, Episodic Series, Writer/ Producer, 2020, 8 episodes completed, Proof of concept completed, In development
- Trick Box, Full Length Feature, Writer/ Producer, 2021, Script completed, In development
- Neighbor, Full Length Feature, Writer/ Producer, 2020, Script completed, In development
- The Strong Breed, Co-Producer, 2020, Performed at Clark Atlanta University
- Colors of a Painting, Playwright, 1992, Staged reading at African Continuum Theatre, directed by award-winning Writer/playwright, founder of Jomandi Theatre and Ms. Williams’ dramaturg, Thomas Jones. Presented at the 2001 New Black Playwrights Festival, Actors Express as well as produced by Clark Atlanta University in 2003, both under direction of Carol Mitchell Leon, award winning actress and director.
- Mother Wit, Playwright, 200, Mother Wit was read during the 2002 National Black Arts Festival’s Literary Series. Mother Wit was produced in July 2003 during the National Black Arts Festival. It featured award-winning stage and film actress Carol Mitchell-Leon.
- Theo and Jeff, Playwright, 1997, Workshopped in 1997 at Stage Door Players.
- Amen Corner Director, 1986, Managed the Georgetown University Black Theatre Ensemble from 1985-1987, where she directed the Amen Corner, a production which was not only deemed one of the best directed and acted, but also the only campus theater production in 20 years to break even and make a profit. She also created, in 1986, the Coffee House Theatre, a part of the Ensemble, where she directed works by new African American playwrights.
- This Land is My Land, Writer, 2000, Unpublished, In development as a limited series
- Black Brass, Writer, 2007, Published in 2007, Adapting book to limited series, Governor of Warri
- The Divine Me, Poet, 2018, Published in 2018, Currently being adapted into a multi-media theatrical production
- Queen, Poet, 2008, Readings, 2008-2010
- Dancing on a Tightrope, Poet, 1991, Producer, 1991, 1997, Produced at Emory University of Law, Produced at the Wheelbarrow Summer Theater, featuring local community residents, where she also served as co-chair of Summer Theater, which featured nationally renown gospel singers, local and regional musicians and artists and artistic activities for local residents, particularly children
- Various Poems, Poet, 1983-1990, Read in 1988 and 1990 National Black Arts Festivals, Published in Catalyst Magazine in 1989